Sidney Nolan (1917–1992) is one of the foremost international artists of the twentieth century. Born in Melbourne of Irish descent, he relocated to Britain permanently in 1953. Transferences: Sidney Nolan in Britain provides a long overdue account of Nolan’s life and work in Britain, and reinstates him as a significant figure in the post-war British art scene.
Published as part of the centenary celebrations of Sir Sidney Nolan’s birth, this fully-illustrated book includes new contributions from international scholars and contemporary artists. It explores Nolan’s critical reception in England; his diverse subject matter drawn from Australian history but fused with European myths, legends and poetry; his innovative set designs for ballet and opera; and his experimental use of materials and techniques, including computer generated collages created on the Quantel Paintbox. Through this extensive work, Nolan’s lifelong mission to be truly modern is revealed.
Artist(s): Sidney Nolan
Author(s): Rebecca Daniels with contributions from Dr Paula Dredge, Shaun Gladwell, Dr Kate McMillan, Barry Pearce, Dr Simon Pierse and Dr Bill Schaffer
Year published: February 2017
Publisher: Pallant House Gallery with The Sidney Nolan Trust
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: colour throughout